• Professor, College Of Law
  • Adjunct Professor, Dept Of Internal Medicine


Research Keywords

  • Mental Health
  • Cognitive and Neurosciences
  • Bioethics
  • Behavioral Genetics


  • Character Evidence: is Addiction Habit, Character, or Something Else? Presentation, Presented, 05/18/2018.
  • Neuroscience Evidence, National Association of Women Judges, Salt Lake City, UT. Presentation, Presented, 10/2015.
  • Accommodating Miracles, Harvard Law School’s Petrie-Flom Conference on Law, Religion and Health Care, Cambridge, MA. Presentation, Presented, 05/2015.
  • Exploring the Impact of Neuroscience and Genetics on Sentencing Decisions: a case for methodological pluralism and modesty, Columbia University Medical Center’s workshop on Genes, Brains and Responsibility, New York, NY. Presentation, Presented, 05/2015.
  • The Disconnect Between Moral Philosophy and Sentencing Decisions, Utah Valley University’s Neuroscience and Moral Responsibility, Orem, UT. Presentation, Presented, 03/2015.
  • Denying Death, Stanford Law School, Law and Biosciences Seminar, Palo Alto, CA. Presentation, Presented, 11/2014.
  • Legal Scholarship 4.0 at Northeastern University School of Law. Panel, Presented, 03/14/2014.
  • Annual Utah Judicial Conference, Presentation on Neuroscience Evidence, September 2013. Presentation, Presented, 09/2013.
  • HIV, Privacy and Law, Invited Speaker to University of Utah Public Health course on HIV and Public Health, May 2013. Presentation, Presented, 05/2013.
  • Utah Appellate Judges Annual Conference, Presentation on Neuroscience Evidence with Erin Bigler, PhD May 2013. Presentation, Presented, 05/2013.
  • International Society for Magnetic Resonance Imaging Presentation on Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging and the Courts, April 2013. Presentation, Presented, 04/2013.
  • International Society for Radiological Medicine’s (ISMRM) Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Salt Lake City, Utah, April 2013. Presentation, Presented, 04/2013.
  • AALS Annual Meeting, Panel on Evidence and Neuroscience, January 2013. Panel, Presented, 01/2013.
  • South Eastern Law Schools Panel on Law and Neuroscience, August 2012. Panel, Presented, 08/2012.
  • AALS Workshop “When Technology Disrupts Law: how do IP, biolaw and cyberlaw adapt?” June 2012. Presentation, Presented, 06/2012.
  • Federal Public Defenders Annual Meeting, Neuroscience and Law for Public Defenders, June 2012. Presentation, Presented, 06/2012.
  • Invited Remarks for the MacArthur Law and Neuroscience Meeting, May 2012. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/2012.
  • American Society for Bioethics in the Humanities, Panel on Law and Science, October 2011. Panel, Presented, 10/2011.
  • ABA and AAAS sponsored Webinar on Neuroscience, Memory, and the Law, May 2011. Presentation, Presented, 05/2011.
  • University of Denver, Neuroscience and the Criminal Law, Law Review Symposium, April 2011. Presentation, Presented, 04/2011.
  • Arizona State University Pacing Project Steering Committee Workshop, (Hosted by Gary Marchant) Feburary 2011. Presentation, Presented, 02/2011.
  • Federal Public Defenders Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, hosted by Ken Murray, “Recent Developments in Legal Uses of Brain-Based Lie Detection,” November 5, 2010. Presentation, Presented, 11/05/2010.
  • University of Kansas, Biolaw Conference, hosted by Andrew Torrance, “Lie Detection and the Courts, Current Examples and Evidentiary Concerns,” October 22, 2010. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/22/2010.
  • Evening Ethics Discussion: Incidental Findings in Brain Imaging: a discussion of the ethical issues, hosted by Teneille Brown and the University of Utah’s Department of Medical Ethics and Humanities, October 19, 2010. Presentation, Presented, 10/19/2010.
  • Aspiring Law Professors Conference, hosted by Doug Sylvester, Arizona State University, panel discussion on fellowship routs to teaching law, October 8, 2010. Panel, Presented, 10/08/2010.
  • Dalhousie University Conference on Law and Neuroscience, Nova Scotia, Canada, hosted by Jennifer Chandler, “The Neuroscience of Credibility and the Jury as Black Box,” May 20-21, 2010. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/21/2010.
  • Current Research Across the University, hosted by the University of Utah IRB and Tony May 7, 2010. Presentation, Presented, 05/07/2010.
  • Utah Appellate Judges Annual Conference, The Affective Blindness of Evidence Law, May 2012. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/2010.
  • Judging Responsibility in the Psychopath, University of Utah, hosted by James Tabery, April 25, 2010. Presentation, Presented, 04/25/2010.
  • National Seminar for Appellate Staff Attorneys, Federal Judicial Center, San Diego, CA, May 2009. Presentation, Presented, 05/2009.
  • Evidentiary Issues Related to Functional Brain Imaging, Journal of Law and Health, Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Apr. 2009. Presentation, Presented, 04/2009.
  • Neuroscience and the Courts: The Implications of Advances in Neurotechnology, Stanford Technology Law Review, Stanford Law School, Feb. 2009. Presentation, Presented, 02/2009.
  • "Translating ""ELSI"": Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Genomics, Case Western Reserve University, May 2008". Presentation, Presented, 05/2008.
  • Stanford Law School Junior Scholars in Law and Neuroscience, Stanford Law School, Apr. 2007. Presentation, Presented, 04/2007.


  • English, fluent.